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A Collection Of Ballads

  [english | ]  

Andrew Lang


Summary: [A Collection of Old Ballads is an anonymous book published 1723 - 1725 in three volumes in London by Roberts and Leach. It was the second major collection of British folksongs to be published following Pills To Purge Melancholy (published 1719 - 1720). Ambrose Phillips was once credited as the editor but this has since been challenged. Volume one contained Chevy Chase Queen Eleanors Confession ...]
Genres: [poetryDownloads: 176

A Monk Of Fife

  [english | 1896]  

Andrew Lang


Summary: [Andrew Lang (31 March 1844 - 20 July 1912) was a Scots poet novelist and literary critic and contributor to the field of anthropology. He is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. The Andrew Lang lectures at the University of St Andrews are named for him.]
Genres: [fiction and literatureDownloads: 298

A Short History Of Scotland

  [english | ]  

Andrew Lang


Summary: [Includes bibliographical references and index.]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 488

Adventures Among Books

  [english | 1901]  

Andrew Lang


Excerpts: [... with the dearest of all friends, how -. The stag at eve had drunk his fill Where danced the moon on Monan's rill, And deep his midnight lair had ...... evolution before Mr. Darwin, that his system showed, so to speak, the spirit at work in evolution, the something within the wheels. But this was only ...... but in his own case the lad was never gone. Like Keats and Shelley, he was, ...]
Genres: [criticismDownloads: 54

Alfred Tennyson

  [english | 1901]  

Andrew Lang


Excerpts: [... here followed Shelley are the Italian scene of the story, the character of the versification, and the extraordinary luxuriance and exuberance of the ...... there was, assuredly, more than enough of the bizarre. There were no hyphens in the double epithets, and words like tendriltwine seemed provokingly ...... classical perfection of thought and form, is nowhere more remarkable than ...]
Genres: [biographyDownloads: 357

Angling Sketches

  [english | 1895]  

Andrew Lang


Excerpts: [... instinct, without the inherited power. I may have had a fishing ancestor who bequeathed to me the passion without the art. My vocation is fixed, and ...... a parr came into the shoal, and we had bright visions of alluring that monarch of the deep. But the parr disdained our baits, and for months I dreamed ...... the water where trout were rising, and the rise was always capricious. ...]
Genres: [nature | essaysDownloads: 480

Ballads And Lyrics Of Old France With Other Poems

  [english | ]  

Andrew Lang


Excerpts: [... that flies Evermore from bloom to bloom For perfume, Hid away in tiny thighs. Her cool shadows May can boast, Fruits almost Ripe, and ...... and melancholy and a sense as of perfume from 'a closet long to quiet vowed, with mothed and dropping arras hung.' Ronsard's great fame declined ...... is born Now that skies are glad and gay In this gracious month of May, Love me, sweet, Fill ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 222

Ballads In Blue China

  [english | 1880]  

Andrew Lang


Excerpts: [... of the Voyage to Cythera Ballade of the Summer Term Ballade of the Muse Ballade against the Jesuits Ballade of Dead Cities Ballade of the Royal Game of ...... Mr. Swinburne wrote a serious ballade, but the form, I venture to think, is not 'wholly serious,' of its nature, in modern days and he did not persevere. ...... enclose the grave slabs: a roof of a massive kind has been ...]
Genres: [poetryDownloads: 283

Ballads Lyrics And Poems Of Old France

  [english | 1872]  

Andrew Lang


Excerpts: [... Lyrics, and Poems of Old France. The EBook of Ballads and Lyrics of Old France by Andrew Lang. (#6 in our series by Andrew Lang). *****. Title: ...... are the buds and blooms thereof,. And bitter sorrow is its fruit. Yet, since it was a tender shoot,. So greatly hath its shadow spread,. That ...... the years in vain. Toil after hours that never come again, -. If everything that ...]
Genres: [poetryDownloads: 138

Ban And Arriere Ban

  [english | 1894]  

Andrew Lang


Excerpts: [... Arriere Ban, by Andrew Lang ***** bnabn10.txt or bnabn10.zip******. txt. This etext was prepared by David Price, email ccx074@coventry.ac.uk from ...... Law a league or less to sea, About its feet the breakers beat, abune the sea-maws flee,. There's castle stark and dungeon dark, wherein the godly ...... the sea might mix wi' their warlock wail, But then came in black echty-echt, ...]
Genres: [poetryDownloads: 187

Books And Bookmen

  [english | 1886]  

Andrew Lang


Excerpts: [... Van Dyck, was sold in 1681, by Daniel's widow. Sic transit gloria. After he has learned all these matters the amateur has still a great deal ...... are marked, and thus he will at once be able to satisfy himself as to the exact height of any example which he encounters. Let us now assume that ...... put on record the names of the godfathers and godmothers of baptised children. When ...]
Genres: [non fiction | essaysDownloads: 258

Cock Lane And Common Sense

  [english | 1894]  

Andrew Lang


Excerpts: [... then we have discovered the origin of the world-wide practice of crystal-gazing. It arises from an equally world-wide form of hepatic malady. In ...... Barristers and solicitors would be more useful for that purpose. Thus hardly anything is left which physical science can investigate, except the conduct ...... in obedience to a compact made while in the body. Here and there a ...]
Genres: [non fictionDownloads: 492

Custom And Myth

  [english | 1893]  

Andrew Lang


Excerpts: [... myth. The modern interpreter forgets, first, that to the myth-maker sky did not at all mean the same thing as it means to him. Sky meant, not an airy, ...... odd rites of the mysteries, were common to Hellenic religion, and to the religion of African, Australian, and American tribes. Now, with regard ...... than the men of the tribe. One woman believed she had heard Pundjel, the ...]
Genres: [myth | essays | criticismDownloads: 415

Essays In Little

  [english | 1891]  

Andrew Lang


Summary: [American Exorcist: Critical Essays on William Peter Blatty (2008) is a collection of essays studying all of William Peter Blattys novels from Which Way To Mecca Jack? (1959) to Elsewhere (2009).]
Genres: [non fiction | essaysDownloads: 67

Grass Of Parnassus

  [english | 1888]  

Andrew Lang


Summary: [Microfilm. Washington D.C. : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service 1986. 1 microfilm reel 35 mm.]
Genres: [poetryDownloads: 99

Helen Of Troy

  [english | 1882]  

Andrew Lang


Excerpts: [... unwed.??˛ ? XX. But Helen, bending on him gracious brows, ?? Besought him for the story of his quest, ??°For sultry is the summer, that allows ?? To mortal ...... of the streams forbear ?? The Naiad nymphs, to weave their dances fair, Or twine their yellow tresses with the shy ?? Fronds of forget-me-not and ...... lost was hardly won, ?? As Ilios herself o???erwell did know When ...]
Genres: [poetryDownloads: 367

Historical Mysteries

  [english | 1905]  

Andrew Lang


Summary: [You must be steadfast in literature (Thackeray) and the monarchys history if you want to enjoy this collection of analytical essays on some mysteries. The mysteries consist of more-or-less known (at the time of 1900) deaths possible frauds and other odd happenings that the author was able to collect enough information about to make a through analysis. Not for everyone.]
Genres: [historyDownloads: 56

Homer And His Age

  [english | 1906]  

Andrew Lang


Excerpts: [... poets must have archaeologised, must have kept asking themselves, Is this or that detail true to the past. which artists in uncritical ages never ...... which nothing is known in Iliad or Odyssey. The Little Iliad is dated about 700 B.C. (11) The Nostoi mentions Molossians, not named by Homer (which is ...... But they provide these heroes with the armorial bearings which came in ...]
Genres: [biography | historyDownloads: 465

How To Fail In Literature

  [english | 1890]  

Andrew Lang


Excerpts: [... without any particular aim or predominant purpose. Nobody can justly censure people whose chief interest is in letters, whose chief pleasure is in study ...... letters. The desire to write, the love of letters may shew itself in childhood, in boyhood, or youth, and mean nothing at all, a mere harvest of barren ...... men cannot have such mentors, nor can all afford so long an ...]
Genres: [essays | language | instructionalDownloads: 45

In The Wrong Paradise

  [english | 1886]  

Andrew Lang


Excerpts: [... more than most men of his fresh natural imagination. We are all savages under our white skins but you alone recall to us the delights and terrors ...... twisted in his hair, and carried in his hand a gilded staff curiously wreathed with wool. When they saw him approaching, my assailants fell back, each ...... were but two in number. First, there was a long linen or woollen shirt or ...]
Genres: [short story collectionDownloads: 211
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